Brian A. Saunders

Brian Saunders

Brian A. Saunders is a staff writer for Phillyvoice, interested in writing about the impact of gun-violence and the reforms aimed at stopping it, as well as cultural topics, like music, art, streetwear, fashion, and sports. Brian has written for Philadelphia Tribune, Virginian-Pilot, Hoops Habit, Fansided network, and Owlscoop.com. He received his bachelor's from Old Dominion University in 2015 and a master's degree in journalism from Temple University in 2021. He is an avid sports fan and a Sixers season-ticket member.

brian@phillyvoice.com

June 30, 2022

Adult Health

Being unemployed as a young adult may lead to worse health later in life, study shows

Being frequently unemployed in your 20s and early 30s has profound health implications, according to a study by Penn State University and University of Missouri researchers. People who spent lengthy periods without a job had worse physical and mental health by age 50. A lack of health insurance while being without a job likely plays a role in this, researchers said.

June 25, 2022

Recreation

14 more city public pools scheduled to open this week

Philadelphia will open 50 of its 63 public pools this summer, limited by a shortage of lifeguards and other staff. On Tuesday, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation opened its first three summer pools. Fishtown Recreation Center, Mill Creek Playground and Samuel Recreation opened Thursday despite lifeguard shortages in the city.

June 24, 2022

Education

Penn's first NFT, a video on COVID-19 vaccine technology, to be auctioned off

An NFT created by the University of Pennsylvania to commemorate breakthrough research used by COVID-19 vaccine developers will be auctioned off by Christie's next month. The unique digital asset includes a one-minute, 3D animation depicting the way mRNA technology used in the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines protects people against the coronavirus. The online auction runs July 15-25.

June 23, 2022

Lifestyle

Reebok to re-release two iconic Allen Iverson sneakers in coming days

Reebok will release retro versions of two iconic iterations from its Allen Iverson Answer sneaker in the next week. On Friday, June 24, the Answer IV sneakers that the Hall of Fame guard wore worn during the 2001 NBA Finals will be released. Then on June 29, the home colorway of Iverson's Answer I sneaker goes on sale.

June 22, 2022

Courts

Bill Cosby ordered to pay $500,000 for sexually assaulting teen at Playboy mansion in 1975

Bill Cosby has to pay $500,000 to Judy Huth after he was found liable for sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. Huth was 16 at the time of the assault.

June 20, 2022

Government

New ordinance requires School District of Philadelphia to install water fountains with lead filtration by 2025

All School District of Philadelphia schools will have lead-filtering water fountains installed by 2025. The upgrade is required by a bill unanimously passed by Philadelphia City Council last week. It requires all facilities maintained by school district have these new fountains to ensure students have clean drinking water at school. Each school is required to have one hydration station per 100 students in the building.

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